Scores

Final

Buffalo 29

(4-7, 3-4 MAC)

Massachusetts 19

(1-10, 1-6 MAC)

3:00 PM ET, November 17, 2012

Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA

1 2 3 4 T
BUFF 0 0 14 1529
UMASS 3 10 6 019

Top Performers

Passing: J. Licata (BUFF) - 226 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: B. Murie (BUFF) - 16 CAR, 90 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Neutz (BUFF) - 9 REC, 76 YDS, 1 TD

Buffalo 29, UMass 19

Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Joe Licata threw two touchdowns and Buffalo scored 29 points in the second half as the Bulls rallied and beat Massachusetts 29-19 Saturday in a Mid-American Conference matchup.

Licata completed 18 of 30 passes for 226 yards in only his third start of the season.

Buffalo (4-7, 3-4) trailed 13-0 at halftime but Kyn Minniefield returned a punt 35 yards for a touchdown to cut the deficit to 13-7 in the third quarter.

After Michael Cox's 3-yard touchdown expanded UMass' lead to 19-7, Licata capped off back-to-back Buffalo drives with touchdowns to give the Bulls their first lead of the day, 22-19.

Brandon Murie added a 12-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter to put the game away.

Murie finished with 90 yards on 16 carries.

Mike Wegzyn led UMass (1-10, 1-6) with 215 yards through the air but threw two second-half interceptions.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BUFF
UMASS
1st Downs2020
Total Yards405264
Passing237215
Rushing16849
Penalties10-982-20
3rd Down Conversions6-127-18
4th Down Conversions0-01-2
Turnovers22
Possession30:0030:00

Passing Leaders

BuffaloC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Licata18/302267.521
MassachusettsC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wegzyn20/402155.412

Rushing Leaders

BuffaloCARYDSAVGTDLG
Murie16905.6120
Jean17734.3011
MassachusettsCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cox13312.416
Broadnax9303.309

Receiving Leaders

BuffaloRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lee39331.0044
Neutz9768.4128
MassachusettsRECYDSAVGTDLG
Walker58316.6038
Williams7628.9015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBUFFUMASS
FG03:42Blake Lucas 39 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERBUFFUMASS
FG05:59Blake Lucas 32 Yd 06
TD00:56Rob Blanchflower 14 Yd Pass From Mike Wegzyn (Blake Lucas Kick) 013
THIRD QUARTERBUFFUMASS
TD10:31Kyndal Minniefield 33 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Patrick Clarke Kick) 713
TD06:49Michael Cox 3 Yd Run (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 719
TD02:13Jimmy Gordon 3 Yd Pass From Joe Licata (Patrick Clarke Kick) 1419
FOURTH QUARTERBUFFUMASS
TD12:45Alex Neutz 6 Yd Pass From Joe Licata (Alex Dennison Pass To Matt Weiser For Two-Point Conversion) 2219
TD02:00Brandon Murie 12 Yd Run (Patrick Clarke Kick) 2919